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FILE - In this April 15, 2003, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille O'Neal, left, and Kobe Bryant share a laugh on the bench while their teammate take on the Denver Nuggets during the fourth quarter at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Shaq: 'Never could have imagined' anything like Kobe's death

Jan. 28, 2020 8:03 PM EST

Shaquille O'Neal tearfully said Tuesday he never could have imagined anything like Kobe Bryant's death, remembering his former teammate as a great player whose kids called him “Uncle Shaq." “The fact that we lost probably the world’s greatest Laker, the world’s greatest basketball...

Jon Rahm of Spain hits his tee shot on the 14th hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the third round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

ESPN+ to get streaming deal as PGA Tour wraps up TV talks

Jan. 28, 2020 6:53 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The PGA Tour is closing in on its next television rights deal, likely to be announced after the West Coast swing now that the digital side is coming together. Two people aware of the negotiations say ESPN has emerged as the winner of the streaming sweepstakes, which currently belongs to...

Ratings: CBS, NBC have two dominant nights of drama

Jan. 28, 2020 5:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that football season is almost finished, the dominant nights in broadcast television are coming into focus. As illustrated in the Nielsen company's ratings for last week, that would be CBS' night of drama on Tuesday and Dick Wolf's trilogy of “Chicago” series Wednesday on...

Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the second hole of the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the final round of the Farmers Insurance golf tournament Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Column: A new tour without Tiger is no tour at all

Jan. 28, 2020 12:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jay Monahan was at Torrey Pines for the annual players meeting, most of it pertaining to the potential of a financial windfall for top players. Five days later, after so much chatter and speculation, the possibility had moved close enough to reality that the PGA Tour commissioner felt...

Hillary Clinton attends the premiere of

At Sundance, Clinton warns of voter suppression in election

Jan. 27, 2020 5:19 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Since losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has released a memoir about that defeat, launched a political action committee and penned another book about “gutsy women” with her daughter, Chelsea. But Clinton’s most prominent return to the...

Fox to televise 2021 and 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cups

Jan. 27, 2020 2:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox will televise the 2021 and 2023 CONCACAF Gold Cups under an agreement for English-language U.S. rights reached between the network and the Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Association Football. As part of the deal announced Monday, Fox also will televise...

In this Jan. 19, 2020, photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the Lamar Hunt Trophy as he celebrates winning a NFL, AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans in Kansas City, Mo. The most compelling dramas in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off of it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on the back burner. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Ratings up, future bright: NFL rebounds off troubled seasons

Jan. 27, 2020 11:29 AM EST

The most compelling drama in the NFL this season unfolded on the field, not off it. And any thought that the league was in jeopardy of losing its spot as America's favorite sport has been set on the back burner, which is mostly where the domestic abuse cases, national anthem controversies and even the concerns...

United States' Coco Gauff, left, and compatriot Caty McNally wear a tribute to Kobe Bryant on their shoes during their doubles match against Japan's Shuko Aoyama amd Ena Shibahara at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Bryant's death draws tributes from Asian fans, politicians

Jan. 27, 2020 5:00 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant was a hugely popular figure in Asia, no more so than in China where basketball rivals soccer as the most popular sport. However, his death Sunday in a helicopter accident comes at an awkward time between the country and the league. National broadcaster CCTV pulled all NBA games...

Billie Eilish accepts the award for record of the year for

The Latest: Billie Eilish wins 5 in dominant Grammys

Jan. 27, 2020 12:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Grammy Awards, being presented Sunday at Los Angeles' Staples Center (all times local): 8:38: p.m. Billie Eilish has won album of the year and record of the year to cap a dominant night of five victories at the Grammy Awards. The 18-year-old Eilish won album of the...

AT&T spent $85M to boost network coverage at Super Bowl

Jan. 26, 2020 4:12 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — AT&T spent $85 million in the past year to boost its network coverage and capacity at the Miami stadium where tens of thousands of fans will watch the Super Bowl next week. The company said in a statement that it had upgraded a portion of the Distributed Antenna System in the stadium and...